Best Jigsaw - Review Listing
1. Bosch JS470E 120-Volt 7.0-Amp Top-Handle Jigsaw
Its tool-less blade-change system offers fast insertion, and it has a blade ejection lever that eliminates the need to touch the hot blade. The ambidextrous lock-on button enables you to make steady long cuts, plus it has a large, sturdy die-cast foot with steel insert and an on-board bevel wrench. Its mufti-directional blade clamp provides superior grip of T-shank blades while the adjustable dust blower keeps the cutting line clear. The precision-machined plunging system and low-vibration design gives you enhanced accuracy and smooth operation. It has 4 orbital-action settings, with different blade strokes for smooth and aggressive cuts. Plus, it has an ergonomic top handle with soft-grip areas for solid, comfortable grip.
Customer Review - I have been doing DIY projects for years and recently resorted to borrowing a jigsaw from family/friends because my old Makita died(sob). I have mainly used the Bosch 1590EVSK and the Makita 4350FCT. Both are excellent saws, yet I would probably have to give the edge to the Swiss, which deeply saddens me due to the loyalty I have to my name-sake. Looking to finally re-purchase a jigsaw, I hoped to find a new model of the 1590, but disappointed to find that they have discontinued the 1590EVSK and identified the JS470E as the new model to replace the old model's price point. (The 1590EVSK isn't technically discontinued as it will be re-released as the 1590/1591 EVSL models that feature a new stacking L-Boxx case but will increase the price point close to the $200.00 mark) I don't care about stacking my cases (Since nearly every tool I own is a Makita) and decided that I will give the JS470E a try. -MakitaGuy
2. Skil 4290-02 4.5 Amp Variable Speed Jig Saw
The Skil 4290-01 Jigsaw is equipped with a tool-less blade change system that accepts both T and U shape blades and a powerful 4.5-amp motor that can tackle cuts through mild steel, aluminum, hardwood and softwood. Along with these features, the 4290-01 jigsaw includes an active dust blower so users can always see the cut line. The Skil 4290-01 Jigsaw equips DIY ers with a feature-loaded tool that will help them achieve success in almost any home project they take on.
Customer Review - The Skill 4290-02 4.5 Amp saw is a replacement for a Craftsman Saw that I have no complaints with. The Skill is a plug in and the Craftsman is a Battery. The Skill Saw is one excellent choice. The price is reasonable and so far the quality and performance is second to none. It feels and handles exceptionally. The bit change is quick and effortless. The cuts are accurate and precise. I am extremely happy with my purchase. -Edward J. Joy
3. Milwaukee 6268-21 6.5 amp Top Handle Jig Saw
The Milwaukee orbital jig saw 6268-21 with LED light provides the ultimate accuracy, power, ergonomics, and versatility. The saw features an LED light for improved visibility of sight lines and a precision roller blade guide that yields the most accurate cuts of any shape. The 6.5 amp motor, 1-inch-stroke with 3000-strokes per minute, tachometer feedback, and 4 position orbital cutting action gets the job done fast even in the toughest of materials. A cushion grip handle and counter balanced mechanism for low vibration provides optimal user comfort. The Quik-Lok and trade; blade clamp, key-less shoe adjustment of up to 45-degrees in both directions, and extra long 12-foot 8-inch cord provide ultimate versatility.
Customer Review - This is only my second Milwaukee tool the other being a super Saws All. A few weeks ago I ordered the DeWalt DW-331K Jig Saw and was so unhappy with it I returned it and ordered this Milwaukee 6268-21 Jig Saw. This tool is simply the best Jig Saw I've ever owned. Everything, and I mean everything works as advertised and whats more there is so little vibration it's not even worth mentioning. The tool is heavy enough to keep any cut exactly where and how you want it. The built in light is great for seeing your work. I can't tell you how helpful that is. I have always been a DeWalt fan until I bought there DW-331k. The blade would fall out at any opportunity, maybe it was just the saw I received, but if and when any of my DeWalt tools needs to be replaced there is a very good chance I'll only buy Milwaukee from now on. -Tommy Noble
4. Black & Decker JS660 Jig Saw with Smart Select Dial
With the ability to cut wood, metal, and plastic and make straight and curved cuts, the Black & Decker JS660 Jigsaw with Smart Select Dial comes with a powerful 5 Amp motor. On-board smart select technology automatically sets the jigsaw to optimize any cutting application and a variable speed dial provides seven speed settings (800 to 3,000 SPM) to match nearly any cutting application. Other features include an accu-bevel angle adjustment for accurate bevel adjustments with a quick action lever and an indicator window, tool-free blade changes for fast, easy blade changing, and on-board blade storage is provided that holds up to three blades and has a see-through door. This jigsaw also comes with a 3/4-inch stroke length, accepts T- and U-shank blades, and comes backed by a 2-year limited warranty. This jigsaw comes with one blade.
Customer Review - I've use this for a week doing tons of home improvement projects. It won't be used that often once everything's done, so I wanted a decent quality saw at the lowest price possible. I believe ratings should not compare Cadillac to neon's even though they're both cars. This mid-low priced jigsaw has cut holes in 1/2" pine wood like butter...get the right blades for every tool/project! At this time the saw only came with a metal cutting blade so spent a couple bucks on a good wood blade. It's also cut 3" PVC pipe (while rotating it). I'm a home DIY er so maybe all jigsaw's only cut to a 3/4" depth, but I do wish they'd cut deeper, seems a waste of blade length. I cut the legs off some too-high bar stools by holding the stool with a knee and chest. Likely improper, but it buzzed through the legs on the straight line. Since I'm not a pro, I do not try to rush cuts and maybe that's the difference in cutting a straight line with this jig. -PenName
5. DeWalt DW331K 6.5 Amp Top Handle Jig-Saw
The DeWalt Variable Speed Top-Handle Jigsaw Kit provides you with the power, precision, and innovative features you need for detailed work and curved cuts. To make fast, accurate work of tough jobs, this jigsaw kit features variable speed control in the dial and trigger, positive bevel detents on the shoe at commonly used angles, and integrated dust management. Plus a counterbalance mechanism and rubber grip minimize vibration to help keep you in control of the saw and your workpiece. This kit includes a set of T-shank blades and a durable kit box for easy transport.
Customer Review - I really like this jigsaw! I've been using a Bosch jigsaw, and while it is a very good jigsaw I never really warmed up to it. When DeWalt brought out the DW331K I looked it over and decided to try it. I'm glad I did. First I like the quick, easy, no tool blade change. I far prefer the lever type system that DeWalt uses to the spinning knob system that Bosch uses. Every time I changed blades on the Bosch and the knob snapped when it locked the blade in it always felt like something had just broken. Also another feature that I'm really happy with is the dust blower on the DeWalt. It works. The dust blower on my Bosch has never worked well at all. I also like DeWalt tools because they appear to be of good quality, and sensibly built. I may keep the Bosch as a backup, but when it comes to a jigsaw the DeWalt DW331K is my weapon of choice. -Kermit Howell
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